columnists on the Bush Fires, a caution

To: 'John Leonard' <>, Birding-aus <>, Canberra Birds <>
Subject: columnists on the Bush Fires, a caution
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:43:26 +1100
Is that really true, bonuses for clicks?

Peter Shute

 wrote on Thursday, 19 February 2009 8:07 AM:

> I see that Miranda Devine has another screed on the Bush
> Fires and "greenies" in the online SMH.
> Whatever your views of Ms Devine and her views it is
> important to realise that newspaper columnists are now paid
> partly according to the number of clicks on their columns
> online. So it's not worth clicking on the column of someone
> you know you are going to disagree with merely to exercise scorn and
> contempt.
> On the other hand, click away on the columns of those writers you
> like!

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